Dartmouth celebrates the end of a three day annual regatta every summer with a spectacular fireworks display. The events take place on the River Dart (including the fireworks display) – all of which attracts thousands of visitors.
We just happened to be on holiday and staying just outside the town of Dartmouth in Devon early in September 2018, our final trip down to the West Country, which saw the end of our South West Coast Path challenge.
The fireworks on that warm evening of 1st September was a happy coincidence and one we will never forget. Sea shanties and great food being sold from market stalls made the whole experience and visit something I can recommend.
Just in case anyone wonders whether the 630 mile trail finishes at Dartmouth – it doesn’t. It’s just the way things worked for us as we did our walking in section hikes on different trips. I really must make a start on documenting the whole thing – from start to finish! The actual start is Minehead in Somerset, the finish is Poole in Dorset.
Oh and just in case anyone wants to see what the above night scene looks like in the day here are a couple of photos.